Pause for Prayer: SATURDAY 9/26

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It's been said, Lord, 
that your first language is

If that's the truth, and I believe it is,
it's no wonder
I sometimes have trouble hearing you!

There's so much, too much noise in my life:
in my mind and in my thoughts,
and in my heart and soul -
too many sounds competing for my attention,
too much noise distracting me,
leaving me to the quiet, silent peaceful sound
of your presence and your word...

So I'm praying today, Lord,
for some silence in my day:
a time and place set apart
just to be quiet,
to listen for your silent presence
filling my mind,
calming my thoughts
and bringing me peace...

(Take a moment to ponder and plan
where that place might be in your life today...)
I pray, Lord, that today
you'll quiet my heart
til the only sound I hear
is my heart beating,
the heart you gave me, the place
where you dwell in me:
    my heart, open to your heart
    beating with the rhythm of your presence
    and your peace...

I pray today, Lord, that you'll
    quiet my soul:
    tame my anxiety,
    calm my fears,
    temper my passions,
    compose my mixed emotions,
    heal my wounds,
    smooth my jagged edges,
    ease my heart's burdens
and then 
    and drench my heart in your mercy,        
making peace
between my heart and yours
until our two hearts, yours and mine,
are one,
held together, beating together
in a silence broken only
by your loving word
and my heart's word of thanks...



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